Tickets Now on Sale for An Evening of Hope



Tickets are now on sale for An Evening of Hope to benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research. The McLeod Health Foundation’s 16th Annual Cancer Benefit will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the Florence Little Theatre.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the HOPE Fund. Gifts made in support of the HOPE Fund (Helping Oncology Patients Everyday) benefit oncology patient support services and provide oncology staff with improved access for immediate assistance needs for their patients. Programs supported through this fund provide transportation and medication needs for patients with few resources and educational manuals and supplies.

This year’s event is a musical and comedy revue where talented performers and regional artists pay tribute to loved ones touched by cancer. Performers for the evening will include: Singer Harry McFadden accompanied by Robin Thompson; Dancer Meggie Baker; a musical performance by Zach Greenwood, Anna Tanner and Andrew Poston; Flautists Betsy Johnson and Kristin Slaughenhoupt accompanied by Robin Thompson on piano; Instrumentalists 10-year-old Zak Chen and 8-year-old Ethan Chen; Musicians James and Dewey Ervin; Violinist Worth Lewallen accompanied by Beverly Hazelwood on piano; Singers Shaw and Rebecca Thompson; Gospel Artist Kendra Smith; and the Lake City Community Theatre with Soloist Hugh Smith directed by Glen Gourley.

A silent auction will also be held featuring items that are donated in honor or memory of a special friend or family member diagnosed with cancer or their own personal journey with the cancer.

Sponsors to date of the benefit, organized by the McLeod Foundation include: Marquee Sponsor: Wells Fargo; Red Carpet Sponsor: Nucor Darlington; HOPE Sponsor: Armstrong Wealth Management; Reception Sponsors: Chartwell Investments; Moore and Van Allen; Kaufman Hall and Webster Rogers Financial Advisors; Coffee and Dessert Sponsor – PGBA; Stage Door Sponsors: Dilmar Oil; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart; Pee Dee Pathology Associates; Physicians Eyecare Plan and TD Bank; Spotlight Sponsors: ACS Technologies; Aiken & Company Insurance and Real Estate; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bonnoitt; Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Brand; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colones; Dixon Hughes Goodman; First Reliance Bank; Dr. Larry D. Grubb and Dr. T. Rhett Spencer; Dr. and Mrs. Panos Kalaritis; Lincoln Financial; MAG Mutual; MedeAnalytics; Mary Helen Condon Moore, CFM of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group; Pee Dee Electric Cooperative and Pepsi Cola of Florence.

Tickets for the event are $100 per person. To purchase tickets, please contact Kendra Collins in the McLeod Foundation office at 777-2694 or visit